Detectives quiz EACC Boss over NYS business

Chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Philip Kinisu was this morning interrogated by officers at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations over his company business deals with the government.

Kinisu who arrived at 9:45 accompanied by his lawyer Wanyonyi Chebukati at the criminal investigations department headquarters along Kiambu road was summoned by the detectives to shed light on how his family company, Esaki Limited, won lucrative government tenders worth millions of shillings.

Kinisu did not address the press saying he will do so after his meeting with the detectives “I will address the press later, he said before getting into the CID headquarters,”

Kinisu was questioned for two hours and left hurriedly without addressing the press as he had promised. Journalists who camped outside the CID headquarters watched as his car speed off.

The EACC chairman was expected to explain how his company won tender to supply goods to the National Youth Service (NYS).Some of the tenders supplied to youth service are under investigations by EACC that Kinisu also chairs.

Sources told XNews that Kinisu was challenged o provide documents of the transactions between his company and the National Youth Service.

This comes Nandi Hills Mp called on Kinisu to resign citing conflict of interests.

Addressing the press today at Parliament buildings, Keter said Kinisu cannot continue to hold office while he is still being investigated over the business his company conducted with the National Youth Service(NYS)

“The EACC boss should resign, we cannot have an individual who is presiding over corruption cases yet he has questions that he has not answered involving his company,” Keter said.

The Nandi Hills Mp said he has been exonerated when he raised alarm over corruption at NYS

Last week Kinisu said he will not quit over the issue saying the tender was a clean business between his company and the government.

The EACC boss said everything was done above board and according to the law and therefore neither his wife nor himself should be punished for doing business with the government.

“Is it wrong for any Kenyan to do business with government? My wife has worked hard for these contracts and it bad to demonise her for it,” he said at a press conference last Tuesday.

“I will not resign as there is no conflict of interests, let the investigations by the agencies go on. I now understand why the previous office holders were hounded out of office, there are some powerful cartels who are not happy with the ongoing investigations,” Kinisu said

The EACC boss owns Esaki Limited together with his wife and daughter Caroline Neto.The Company was also awarded a Sh150 million tender by ministry of Health to supply insecticides.

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